Fair Can't Get a Rain BreakPublished by the Robesonian
By: Bob Shiles
LUMBERTON — A bout of rainy weather once again put a wet rag on activities at the 66th annual Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair on Tuesday, continuing a trend that has forced the cancellation of two events and the rescheduling of another.
Heavy rain and the warning of a tornado on Monday forced the rescheduling of Tuesday’s Special Needs Childrens’ Day to Thursday. Cheerleading contests set for Monday and Tuesday had been postponed, but were canceled on Tuesday.
“It was a safety issue,” said Allen Faircloth, president of the fair. “The mats were so wet and couldn’t dry out. The grounds were wet, but then the mats got wet and there was no way to dry them out in time.”
Visitors to the fairgrounds scattered for shelter at about 6
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